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Kadokawa and Yen Press Team Up to Publish Original Dark Souls Novel


Did you manage to escape the embrace imposed by Ring of Elden and seek to return to the world of FROM Software’s second action-RPG dark souls? In an announcement from Yen Press, it was confirmed that they and Kadokawa will hold a simultaneous release of Dark Souls: Mask of Vindication in English and Japanese. This will be the very first simultaneous print release between the two publishing houses.

Written by author Michael A. Stackpole, Dark Souls: Mask of Vindication look for “[expand] the myth of the game” and “[give] the millions of dedicated fans who made the franchise a phenomenon an opportunity to revisit the epic adventure and settings that captured their imaginations with fresh eyes“.

Dark Souls: Mask of Vindication will be released worldwide through print and digital channels on October 25, 2022. Kadokawa Corporation will handle the Japanese version, while Yen Press will focus on the English version.

You can read more about the book below:

In an underground tomb, a man who should have been dead wakes up in the dark,
gradually coming to his senses—

He forgot his past, including his name. In view of the considerable efforts made to ensure its
confinement, his resurrection may have been anticipated, but the remains of the grave robber
it is his only companion can give a clue as to his awakening. When the corpse of
thief stands against him, a wizard’s instincts emerge, and he puts him down with a flash of
light from his palm. At this gesture, the memories of the corpse cross him,
rekindle a sense of himself…

The desert night stretches beyond the graveyard, and the starry sky tells the wizard
that a long time has passed since his death. Named Ferranos after the
meaningless word carved outside his grave and armed with a dagger from a failed grave
thief, he embarks on an epic adventure guided by fate.